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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
MSRP
$19,600
Invoice
$18,522
Average Price Paid
$17,528
1,263 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,115
63 listings nationwide

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2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,956
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and grea...

The Good: The gas-saving 2009 Kia Spectra delivers basic comfort, steady perform...

The Bad: Iffy safety ratings, mediocre resale value and a noisy engine keep the...

2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

If ever a car was to be described as an appliance, the Toyota Corolla was it. Cheap to buy, dependable as a sunrise, thrifty with fuel, and roomy enough for a frugal family, the Coroll...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
65
2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Love My Spectra — A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very in...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Over All Not A Bad Car. — It has a good get up and go but the seats could be built to be more comfortable. The braking is good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

A Great Car For Getting Along Especially Traveling — its a fine car just not fast enough for me, its appearance is great though very close to cute then f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.17 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.2 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 825 lbs
Exterior
Length 177.2 in 182.3 in
Width 68.3 in 70.1 in
Height 57.9 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
2020 Toyota Corolla
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Celestite
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Super White

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